Ontario Becoming Kin Retreat

Ecology Retreat Centre | Mono, Ontario

Hosted by: True North Aid

Guest Speakers: Patty Krawec & Sharmeen Khan


Ontario Becoming Kin Retreat will be hosted at the Ecology Retreat Centre.

A breathtaking, rural, venue in the Hockley Valley. 

A memorable and meaningful experience.

Wholesome, nutritious meals.

We’ll gather in the Creekside Room with gleaming wooden floors and large windows.

Sufficient time will be allowed for individual reflection and community conversation.

Enjoy the trails, natural space and this opportunity to become kin.

$375/pp (Early Bird) | $425/pp (after February 28th)

This fee includes accommodations, linens, all meals, facility use, retreat experience.

The Venue

308046 Hockley Road
Mono, Ontario L9W 6N2

Ecology Retreat Centre in winter.

Ecology Retreat Centre in winter.

Creekside Room, Ecology Retreat Centre

Creekside Room

Accommodations at Ecology Retreat Centre. Linens provided.

Shared & private rooms.

Ecology Retreat Centre in winter.

Beautiful, peaceful grounds.

The Program

*subject to change

  • Friday, March 31st

    Becoming Kin quote, "I am my relatives, all of them. I am related to everything. All my relations."


    4:00p – Arrival, settle in

    (Please go to the lodge first to check-in and receive your room location.)

    6:00p – Dinner

    7:00p – Greetings/Welcome

    The Beginning

    • Introduction

    • Chapter 1

    8:30p – Free Time

  • Saturday, April 1st

    Becoming Kin Quote, "Our origin story is valuable because it not only tells us who we are; it tells us who we can become."

    Our Shared History

    8:00a – Breakfast

    9:00a – Unforgetting the Past

    • Chapters 2 & 3

    11:00a – Free Time

    12:00p – Lunch

    1:00p – Unforgetting the Past

    • Chapters Four & Five

    3:30p – Free Time

    6:00p – Dinner

    7:00p – Reflection

  • Sunday, April 2nd

    Becoming Kin quote, "Rather than cutting off our roots because we are ashamed or afraid, we can reimagine the relationships we have inherited, and we can take up responsibilities to each other."

    Our Shared Responsibilities

    8:00a – Breakfast

    9:00a – Reimagining Our Future

    • Chapters 6 – 8

    12:00p – Lunch/Farewell